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Knight Moves (1993)




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This murder mystery from director Carl Schenkel stars Christopher Lambert (Highlander) as Peter Sanderson, an expert chess champion. When a woman Sanderson has recently slept with is among several women brutally murdered at a chess tournament, he becomes a suspect. But when the murderer contacts Sanderson and informs him that he's set up a maniacal human chess game, he realizes that he'll have to beat the murderer to stop the killings and clear his own name. Diane Lane plays a psychologist who falls for Sanderson, and Tom Skerritt is the local sheriff investigating the case. Knight Moves won the Critics Award at the 1992 Cognac Film Festival.


Christopher Lambert
as Peter Sanderson
Diane Lane
as Kathy Sheppard
Tom Skerritt
as Frank Sedman
Daniel Baldwin
as Andy Wagner
Arthur Brauss
as Yurilivich
Katharine Isabelle
as Erica Sanderson
Sam Malkin
as Doctor Fulton
Codie Lucas Wilbee
as David (age 9)
Josh Murray
as Peter (age 14)
Alex Diakun
as Grandmaster Ltz
Mark Wilson
as Newscaster
Kehli O'Byrne
as Debi Rutledge
Blu Mankuma
as Steve Nolan
Monica Marko
as Miss Greenwell
Walter Marsh
as Chess President
Suzy Carby
as Desk Clerk
Sam Making
as Dr. Fulton
Elizabeth Baldwin
as Christie Eastman
Dwight McFee
as Technician
Pat Bermel
as 1st Officer
Holly Chester
as Officer No. 2
Elizabeth Barclay
as Lorraine Olson
Rachel Hayward
as Last Victim
Deryl Hayes
as Officer Harton
Marilyn Norry
as Homesearcher
Aundrea MacDonald
as Mary Albert
Thomas Heaton
as Detective
Freda Perry
as Attractive Girl
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Critic Reviews for Knight Moves

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (3)

Despite an absurdly convoluted plot predicated on the idea that the hero might be a serial killer, this over-heated and over-stylised thriller is devoid of any real suspense...

February 5, 2020 | Full Review…

Pulp thriller for Lambert fans.

September 15, 2003 | Rating: 3/5

Audience Reviews for Knight Moves

This atmospheric thriller is average with the one of top chess touring masters becomes the prime suspect in a macabre, ritual murder at an international chees tournament. Lucky me, I really believe Christopher Lambert wasn't a murderer before I found out at the ending. Checkmate!

Dean McKenna
Dean McKenna

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